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White Horses Lesson 1

Friday, September 2, 2022 by Chele Howell | White Horses

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Welcome to White Horses! 

We’re off to a great start! To keep up the momentum, listen, listen, listen to the White Horse album. Your little one will engage and participate more readily in class when s/he recognizes the music!   

Also, Remember to bring your tote, workbook and wrist bells (when they arrive) to class every week.

I had "SOL" much fun teaching our first class! I hope you and your child had fun too! Thank you for singing along and doing the hand actions during class--this helps them learn, enjoy class, and builds a musical bond between you and your child. When they see that you enjoy music, they do too! 

All of your kids did a great job! Don't worry if your child acted shy, nervous, or wasn't interested in participating. All personalities, feelings, temperaments, and comfort levels are allowed in my class! They are kids and I will never force them to participate. Please don't feel like you must force them to participate either...(it's hard, I know). Remember, if you are singing, playing, and laughing it will be infectious! Trust me. It's still sinking in. 

A few notes: 
--- An invoice for tuition was sent to you Thursday night (Sept 1st)  via email. You have 7 days to pay it after Sept. 1st before it is late. An automated receipt will be sent to you.
---Please CLICK HERE to watch this short (2:30) and incredibly helpful video on how you and your children can get the most from your Sound Beginnings experience: how to encourage without forcing participation; how to keep little ones nearby and engaged; how to bond with your child during class.
---Materials for those of you who registered late, and for the Thursday 6:00 class, have arrived! You can text, call or email me to arrange a time to pick them up, so you can begin practicing your bells and do this week's theory homework, or just get them at our next class.

Did you know the most important word in language is your name? That’s why saying, singing, writing and teaching your child to recognize his/her name is the best start to teaching language and its written symbols. Even if your child is very young, s/he will make connections with his/her written name. The home fun activity page also has a few creative suggestions for reinforcing this skill.

Optional home fun activity: Do the Name Recognition activity on page 20 of your workbook
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)

We still have a few openings in our Tuesday noon and Wednesday 6:30pm classes. Remember, for any friend you invite who enrolls, you will receive $15 tuition credit!

We'll See You Next Week!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You may contact me via call, text, or email. Thanks!